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Week 5 Matchups: DFS & Start/Sit Confidence Heat Map

Week 5's Beer to Start:

Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Co. (New Glarus, WI)

A Wisconsin classic, I reminded myself how much I love this brew while enjoying 36 holes over the weekend.

Now that you're properly hydrated, let's get to business...

How to use the Confidence Heat Map:

Below is my Week 5 Confidence Heat Map, which is exactly what it sounds like; how confident I'd feel with every single fantasy football relevant player (nearly 300 of them) in my lineup. For several of the players, if you hover over their name, you can see commentary as to why I placed them where I did. I'll be blunt; I ran out of time for commentary on everyone this week, but there's still plenty and I'll emphasize more next week!

I use this when setting both my DFS and season-long lineups every single week.

Each player is placed into one of 5 tiers:

  • Tier A: Week Winners. These are the players I feel the most strongly about this week. I want as many of these guys in my lineup as I can get, as they're set up for an elite, week-winning performance.

  • Tier B: Solid Plays. These are guys I'd feel good about having in my lineup. SOMETHING is preventing them from being in the elite tier, but they're still set up for a pleasing performance.

  • Tier C: Meh. These are guys that I'm just fine with. I don't feel strongly about them in either direction. They're just fine.

  • Tier D: Gross. The name says it all. These are players I'd feel gross about having in my lineup.

  • Tier F: Uck No. These are players I'm not even considering in any of my lineups. However, a lot of these guys should be on your radar as potential waiver claims or pick ups.

Important notes and additional explanations on how to navigate the workbook can be found in the legend on the top left (please be sure to read all of it before consuming!), but if you have more questions or want to know specifically WHY I feel a certain way about a player this week, please hit me up on twitter or email!

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Without further ado, this brew's for you! The Week 5 Confidence Heat Map!

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